Top Seven Book Adaptations I Need In My Life

10:00 Cilla P 15 Comments

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I decided to take this week's topic and twist it a little bit to include adaptations that are out there that I haven't watched yet, ones that are in the process of happening, and ones that I wish would happen. Even then I still can't think of ten, but I came pretty close!





1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I was really excited when I heard Cinder has been optioned for a movie, but I'm also really wary. It will be amazing to have a YA movie with such a diverse cast of characters, and I'm curious to see how they would depict the way Cinder looks at the world. On the other hand, I love this book and series so much that it would absolutely break my heart if the moviemakers didn't do it justice.

2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. If there was ever an adaptation that's guaranteed to at least look beautiful on the big screen, it would be this. That is, if the production team follows Morgenstern's description closely.

3. The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo. I don't know if this has been optioned, but this would make a compelling movie. The very idea of the book is based on visuals - shadow and sun - and there are many action sequences. I would love to watch Alina summon the light and see those battle scenes come to life.

4. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Do I even need to explain this one? I have a soft spot for the magical creatures of Harry Potter universe, and so cannot wait to find out more about the man who would become the most famous magizoologist there.




5. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate. I know there was a Nickleodeon TV series back in the 90's, but I think the time is right for Animorphs to get a brand new adaptation. We have the technology to make morphing looks natural (though nothing can make the process not look disgusting, I expect), and we're so used to angels, zombies, and vampires that surely the idea of kids/teenagers being able to turn into animals to fight aliens wouldn't be so hard to swallow now. In the hand of the right team, it can be quite a meaty series.

6. The Hunger Games - Mockingjay part 2. I have loved every Hunger Games adaptation - even more so than I do the books, I daresay - and I can't imagine this one will let me down.

7. The Martian by Andy Weir. I've been hearing good things about this movie, and the story is one I've been curious about for a while. I haven't read the book either, so we'll see which one I get to first!

15 comments:

  1. Cannot wait for Mockingjay Part 2!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  2. I really need to read Cinder - it seems like everyone loves it so I'm not surprised that they're planning a movie. I really liked the Martian too, although I'm not that big on space films - Matt Damon is great in it! Great list :)

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    1. You absolutely should read Cinder! I haven't loved a series this much since Harry Potter. I'm not big on space films either - watching Gravity made me so anxious haha - but I will get on seeing The Martian eventually! Thank you, Catherine :D

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  3. Really excited for Mockingjay Part 2!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  4. A new Animorphs adaptation - sounds like a great idea to me! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I feel like if it was done well, it could be so amazing. :) Checking out your list now!

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  5. I don't know if I will be able to handle Mockingjay. I am embarrassed to admit that I have already shed a tear or 800 over this ending. Now I know how all the Harry Potter fans must have felt a few years ago. It is HARD.

    I had no idea that Cinder was optioned! That is awesome. (Well, if they do it right hah) And I agree that Shadow and Bone would be awesome in movie form! I'd like to see The Martian too, but I also haven't read the book yet. Soon, I hope!

    Great list :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Aah take lots of tissues to Mockingjay! I hope you get to see it with a theater full of other hard-core fans. There's really nothing like crying and cheering over a movie with dozens of strangers doing exactly the same thing. (I went to the midnight premiere of the last Harry Potter and EVERYONE was crying when it ended. It was amazing.)

      Yesss, according to Meyer's website the studio is still looking for the director. I'm crossing fingers and toes they do it right! Hopefully we'll both get to read or see The Martian soon then :D Thanks for stopping by, Shannon!

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  6. I've always wanted to see a movie adaptation of The Night Circus ever since I finished reading the book. I think it's going to be so beautiful :))))

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  7. I'm in the same boat as Catherine, I REALLY need to read Cinder. Cilla, The Night Circus as a movie is a brilliant idea! And ya know, they just made Goosebumps into a movie (and don't judge me but I think it looks super cute), if its any good, maybe they'll take a stab at Animorphs :)

    As ever, thanks for the great list!

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    1. I hope you get around to reading Cinder soon! And I'd never judge you for that - I think it looks cute too, but I'm seriously too horror-averse to go see it, or read Goosebumps really... I hadn't thought about it that way, but I hope you're right! Thanks, Alyson! <3

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